Monday, March 17, 2014

Diamond Comics Interviews Ben

Ben Schwartz by Junior Bruce
Diamond Comics recently interviewed Ben about how he does things around the shop. The interview will be shared by Diamond with shop owners across the country.

If you've ever wondered about some of the internal aspects at Empire's Comics Vault, then you'll enjoy these excerpts.

Interview Excerpt

"We start planning for FCBD January 1st. The first thing we do is review everything that was done the previous year to make sure it all worked smoothly and refine if necessary. Just to keep things fun for the attendees we always add something more to make this year’s FCBD even better. Once we determine what it is that we are adding we begin contacting everyone who will be part of the event to allocate space and to begin promotion. 
For the entire month of May we continue the fun of FCBD each Saturday with FCBD Month. We use this as an opportunity to bring in customers on a weekly basis because if you miss a weekend you no longer qualify to participate in the next Saturday. Through the year we stockpile goodies such as posters, cards, Halloween comics, left over FCBD books from previous years, buttons and other fun stuff and each weekend has theme of Free stuff to give away. 
Each year we give out over 15,000 comics, have a mini-con that features artists, writers, local groups and clubs, derby girls and co-players come down, a fire engine is there for the kids and we have raffles and contests."

So are you as excited about Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2014 as we are? Did you notice that bit about "we always add something more to make this year's FCBD even better"? Follow us on our various social networks to make sure you hear about what that is this year.
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Repeat Graphic Novel Sale This Saturday

50% off select graphic novels
Select titles only. Pictured titles
may not be included.
Last week many of you attended Sacramento's first Wizard World Comic Convention. As a result, lots of you missed our graphic novel, trades and collected editions sale.

We've heard you! So, we're bringing it back for one more day!

50% Off Comic Book Graphic Novels

This Saturday, March 15, 2014, receive 50% off select titles of graphic novels, trades and collected editions. The store opens at 11 a.m. See you there.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Graphic Novel 1 Day SALE!!!

I am cleaning house and I need more room for Graphic Novels. This means you benefit because for 1 day only, Saturday March 8th from 11-8pm, SELECT graphic novels are 50% OFF. I'm not talking a few...we are talking long box after long box.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Revisiting Legion of Super Heroes


UPDATE: This is a sample of what you'll find when you click on the Reviews/Opinion tab at the top of the page. We also accept submissions from our fans of the comic shop. Enjoy.

  Since day one of reading comics I have been a Marvel Zombie. Not the nicest way to describe those of us who found their love of comics and passion for characters in the 616…but probably an apt one. There were only a couple DC titles I read as a kid and Legion of Super Heroes (LOSH) was my favorite. Back in the day, it was hard to find every issue of a book at your local convenience or grocery store so I missed a lot. As I got older and had more money, I completed some but not all of the LOSH. But it was not till yesterday that I had the opportunity to read a complete run from #283 all the way to the end of the 80’s.