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The Tube Family says Empire's Comics Vault's "shop was awesome"

We were surprised and delighted to have the stars of The Tube Family--the beloved YouTubers--attend our 2019 Free Comic Book Day Festival....

Thursday, November 13, 2014

48 Days to Qualify for 2015 FCBD VIP Status

First of all, if you know what FCBD is, then you're halfway to VIP Status! All it takes is signing up. And that's easier than lifting Thor's hammer. Sign up in the shop or print the form and drop it off on your next visit to the shop.

What Savings Club Members Say
What you may not know, however, is what some of the current Members think of the program. So, here you go:

"Love the monthly benefit, but honestly I'd have a pull list anyways! Having some books set aside on FCBD was truly excellent though, so I could make sure I got some that I was really pumped about."
- Alex D.

"I think it's fantastic! I never have to worry about missing out on the books I read and I'm comforted knowing that if I have to wait a while to pick 'em up, Ben totally has my back and won't put my stuff back on the shelf. Oh, and the coupons, sales, promos, etc.. why, they're the ultimate icing on the cake!"
- Rebecca S.

5 Tips To Maximize Black Friday 2014 at Empire's

Black Friday is November 28, 2014, and we have the sale of the year for you!

TIP #1: Special note for you Comic Book Savings Club members: Early this month we sent you an email with your November Benefits, and it included some really great Black Friday options for you. So, be sure to re-read that email. (If you're not a member and you want to learn more, check out these recent posts about free membership).

Black Friday Comic Book Style

Here's the lowdown on our Black Friday Sale:

2014 Costume Contest Winners

We had 16 fantastic costumers enter this year's contest! From video games to comic books to cartoons, the themes were well covered. But now it's time to announce the winners!

You'll recall there were four opportunities to take home prizes.

  • Costume M: Grand prize: $25 in regular priced back issues and your picture proudly displayed in the shop until next year's winner takes your spot.
  • Costume B: Second prize: $15 in regular priced back issues
  • Costume G: Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues
  • Costume H: Rolly's Choice prize: $15 in regular priced 
To collect your back issues, please visit Ben in the shop. 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

View costume entries and get ready to vote

UPDATE 11/04/2014 10:18 PM PT: Well, well, well. Turns out some of the photos we had were lost in digital transit. But what was lost, now is found! There's a lot of competition. So get your votes ready, and better yet, get your friends ready to vote.

Ok, so here's your contests update:

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest: $65 in prizes was left on the table! We didn't receive any entries. Awwwww.
  • Costume Contest: We received three 13 entries! That means each of them is a winner. The only thing to figure out is who wins how much! So get ready to vote starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. PT. 
    • The voting choices will be in the righthand column, here >>>

2014 Costume Contest Entries

Monday, November 3, 2014

59 Days To Qualify For FCBD 2015 VIP Status

Face it.

When it comes to Free Comic Book Day, we don't hold back.

Don't believe us? Check out the photo album (shown at bottom of this post) from our May 2014 Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con.

The real scoop is this: There's the everybody line and there's the VIP Line. Which line do you want to be in?

We're already preparing for our largest attendance ever, and that includes preparing for an ultra-smooth VIP experience.

Our FCBD VIPs are our Comic Book Savings Club Members. They get a shorter line, guaranteed books, uber-convenience, and probably some new, yet-to-be-revealed benefits for Free Comic Book Days. BUT...

The program has lots of benefits 

( ^-- you can sign up here) -- not just during Free Comic Book Day, which, as you know, is really Free Comic Book MONTH at Empire's Comics Vault -- with a Mini-Con and all.

And no joke. Sign up is easy:
1. It requires only one current comic book title. 
2. Every time that title comes out, we reserve a copy for you.
3. Pick up at least once a month to stay in good standing.
4. Change the title as often as you want. Add more. Go back down to one.

Yeah. That's it.

GoodDay Sacramento and Ben talk about the Flash

CW's The Flash is burning things up with speed and action and mayhem and otherwise geeky fun. GoodDay Sacramento stopped by to talk to Ben about the Flash. In case you missed it, here it is.