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Thursday, November 22, 2018

We're thankful for 2018 and You

Here are 14 things we're grateful for this last year. We start with the #1 most important thing we're grateful for, and after that, the list is in no particular order. Let us know what's on your list. :) Enjoy.

YOU! All of you, the shop's patrons, make our shop a cool place to talk about comics and geek topics -- and you make it a safe place for people of all ages and ways of life.



Our official podcast, Cracking the Vault Podcast celebrates is 150th episode with a game show episode that you can play along with while you listen! They even published a special "thankful for comics" episode.



FCBD moves outside — bigger and better and we eliminated waiting in line!


Mariko Tamaki joined us at Creative Women Mini-Con 2018!


We added a new product to our shelves -- hot sauce.


First batch of shirts! And two LE totes.
First event pin! -- The Merpug, designed by local Jen Monson for Creative Women Mini-Con 2018.


Giant connect 4!
Image comics got its own section!
Happy paint night!



Brewery game night.
Expanded kids section and added young adult section.


Book signing for Sacramento's Ryan Millers' first book!



Monday, November 19, 2018

Local Artist Black Friday, Live Music, and Game Night



Are you ready for Black Friday? Because it's this Friday. We will be open from 11am-8pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: 
Our Black Friday event will feature one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by local artists, including Jen Monson (FB), Mandy Wagner (FB), and Chris Cinder (Insta).

And here are your Black Friday deals:

  • 35% OFF Graphic novels
  • 40% OFF Toys, posters, and statues
  • *NEW: 25% OFF Hot Sauces
  • Back Issues $5 and under ONLY .50c
  • Back Issues $5.01-$10 ONLY $1
  • Back Issues $10.01-$15 ONLY $2
  • Back Issues $15.01+ 75% OFF
  • 50% OFF Variants & Hard to Find Comics
MEMBERS: Your Power-Up Bonus can be used at Black Friday. (from our Blog)





Tuesday, November 20 - 6:00 PM
Game Night

Every third Tuesday, enjoy an evening of friendly competition, childhood giddiness, and great craft beer! Hosted offsite by Empire's Comics Vault, it's Board Game Night!  (Add to your Facebook calendar.)




Tuesday, November 20 - 7:00 PM
Live Music: The Little Army

The Little Army is guitarist/vocalist Evan and drummer Tyler. We're excited to have them in the shop tomorrow night. Come in and enjoy some good music. Get a taste of The Little Army on their Bandcamp pageClick here to add this event to your Facebook calendar event.



COMING SOON


Monday, November 12, 2018

Introducing Super-Duper Saturday -- AND Black Friday


Super-Duper Saturday is November 17, 2018.
Black Friday is November 23.
Hours: 11am-8pm

Here's what to expect:
  • 35% OFF Graphic novels
  • 40% OFF Toys, posters, and statues
  • NEW: 25% OFF Hot Sauces
  • Back Issues $5 and under ONLY .50c
  • Back Issues $5.01-$10 ONLY $1
  • Back Issues $10.01-$15 ONLY $2
  • Back Issues $15.01+ 75% OFF
  • 50% OFF Variants & Hard to Find Comics
You're hearing it here first. This Saturday, November 17, we're celebrating Super-Duper Saturday. It's our antidote for Black Friday! You'll get our best sale of the year -- TWICE in November!

Super-Duper Saturday lets you chase the coolest sales in town on Black Friday or relax with the family, knowing you've already scored all the comics merchandise you wanted.


NEW THIS YEAR ON BLACK FRIDAY, we are celebrating locally made unique, hand-made gifts on Black Friday. You'll find one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by Jen Monson (FB), Mandy Wagner (FB), and Chris Cinder (Insta).

NEW IN 2018: And be sure to check out Rolly's Graphic Novel Sets with Tote! It's a $90 deal of #1 collected editions for only $40. Select from DC, Marvel, or indie sets. Available while supplies last. Price may vary depending on the collection, but it'll still be a spectacular deal.

MEMBERS: Watch your inbox this week for your Power Up Bonus.

Pumpkin and Costume Winners

The winners are in!

The Pumpkin winners are:
- 1st place winner of $25 in regular priced back issues: P03
- 2nd place winner of $15 in regular priced back issues: P02
- 3rd place winner of $10 in regular priced back issues: P01
(View original entries here)

The Costume winners are:
- 1st place winner of $25 in regular priced back issues: C07
- 2nd place winner of $15 in regular priced back issues: C13
- 3rd place winner of $10 in regular priced back issues: C05
(View original entries here)

WINNERS: Visit Ben in the shop to collect your winnings. Please note: No cash out value. Spend under the prize amount and no change is made. Spend over the prize amount and pay the difference.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Food Drive runs November 1-17

Photo credit: Iván Melenchón Serrano. More at: Bigstockphoto.com/es/search/?c=iMelenchon
















We're building a Canned Food Tree!

Bring in non-expired canned goods to donate to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and we'll reward you with comic books!


  • 5 Cans = $5 Back Issues
  • 10 Cans =  $15 Back Issues


The food drive starts Nov 1 and ends November 17, 2018.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

2018 Costume Entries

And the entries are in! Now it's time to vote. Use the poll in the right hand column of this website to cast your vote.Voting goes through Wednesday, November 7, 2018.




Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Pumpkin Carving Entries

And the entries are in! Now it's time to vote. Use the poll in the right hand column of this website to cast your vote.Voting goes through Wednesday, November 7, 2018.