Saturday, April 27, 2013

Comics Creator Neil Riehle Free Comic Book Exclusive

We're proud to announce that Sacramento comic book creator Neil Riehle is providing us with a Free Comic Book Day mini-comic to introduce his new book, The Remainz.

The FCBD edition of "The Remainz: Head Hunters" is in limited supply and will be available on Saturday, May 4, while supplies last.

The Remainz shares the comedic adventures of a band of zombies -- no, not like a tribe of zombies, but a musical group.

For more from Neil Riehle, visit his Wallop Comics Facebook page or The Remainz website.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ridiculous Sale for Free Comic Book Day

"Hulk Smashed" by Mike Gray, PencilForHire.com

Even the Hulk Can't Handle These Discounts!


Here's what you have to look forward to on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4, 2013.



Back Issues
(These Prices Are Ridiculous!!)


  • Up to $5 ONLY .50 cents
  • &5.01 - $10 ONLY $1
  • $10.01 - $15 ONLY $2
  • $15.01 + 75% OFF
Variants, Posters, Toys: 35% OFF
Graphic Novels & Statues: 25% OFF


Free Comic Book Day Checklists for All Titles or Just Kids

All FCBD 2013 Titles
Whether you visit Empire's Comics Vault or another shop, you want to make sure to track which titles you collect that day.

Take One of Each Comic Book at Empire's Comics Vault

Of course, at Empire's we let you take one of each title that you'd like to read!

If you're not so lucky as to live in Sacramento, you may have visit multiple shops to get all the titles you want. I know I've done that before, and it's a fun way to spend the day.

We put together these two checklists for you -- one for all titles and one for the kids.

KIDS 2013 FCBD Titles

Click The Free Comic Book Day Checklist You Want to Download





We look forward to seeing you at our Free Comic Book Day 2013 Mini-Con. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.


The Return of Anya "Huntress" and Stella "Power Girl"



The world just can't seem to get enough of Anya "Huntress" and Stella "Power Girl." You'll recall they entered the Diamond Comics Costume Contest back in October 2012.

Huntress had won a costume contest locally, and Power Girl won the Diamond contest. After that, we just had to throw them a party!

And that was that!

Sacramento Super-Powered Sisters Now Internet Famous


But it wasn't. The internets -- including The Mary Sue, Gail Simone, and Watch TV with Me -- found them.

And that was that!

But not anymore. Boing Boing covered artist Alex Law's rendition of the girls and their costumes that he posted on his Tumblr blog. It appears to have made its way to CinemaBlend.com, and from there, to The Huffington Post, and finally to the known world!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con Guests Announced



Second Annual Mini-Con at Empire's Comics Vault's Free Comic Book Day Celebration

We're proud to announce the line up of special guests -- all Sacramento locals -- who will be at our Mini-Con:

Join us to meet these amazing locals and to score your free comic books. Remember, you can take one copy of each book that you plan on reading, but only 1 of each, please. There's also going to be an amazing sale. Stay tuned for more details soon.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Best Geek Day Ever Coming in May

It's just around the corner, that's right -- Free Comic Book Day 2013. We want to make sure you block off the entire day of May 4, 2013 to enjoy the geek trifecta of events.

Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2013 at Empire's Comics Vault

This year will mark our 2nd annual FCBD Mini-Con. Of course, we've always celebrated FCBD but last year we added a mini comic book convention to showcase local talent. More details to come, so watch our blog or join our mailing list to stay in the loop. The store opens at 9 a.m. on FCBD. Rumor has it that the Sac City Rollers will be there in the morning... See you there. But wait! There's more...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Free Movie Tickets

April Fools! Hahaha.
Awwww... did you fall for our little trick?

Sorry, there are not really any free movie passes, just this here little bitty April Fools joke. Ok, ok, now we feel a little bit bad for what we've done, so here's a video from Ben that tells you how to get a special offer just for falling for this silly gag.