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As always, we have FREE COMICS every day at the Escapist Comic Bookstore. First 2 comics on the sidewalk sale table are FREE. 50 cents per copy after that.

Tomm Coker signing Black Monday Murders

Sunday, April 22nd from 2 pm to 5 pm

Tomm Coker, artist on BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, the hot comic/graphic novel from Image Comics will be signing copies of both volumes 1 and 2. If you have not read this comic yet, you just gotta check it out!

And why? Maybe because it's the exciting new crypto-noir series that pulls the covers back on the secret world of magic lying behind the largest and oldest financial institutions in the world. It's about the power of dirty, filthy money...and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. And creepy as heck.

Tomm will also be a special guest at our book club later in the evening. Scroll down for more details.









Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 5th from 10:30 am to 7 pm

On Free Comic Book Day comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, with no purchase required and no strings attached.

This year we once again feature a trio of comic book artists who will be signing at the store: Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four), Justin Greenwood (Hamilton, Stumptown), and Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk, E for Extinction).

Special Sales:

  • 25% off on graphic novels
  • 50% off recent back issue bins
  • 15% off vintage back issue comics
  • 25% off action figures









ESCAPIST COMICS BOOK CLUB

Sunday, April 22nd 7:00 pm

Get together with a group of people who (like you) read comics and want to talk about them. Each month we discuss a different graphic novel. It is a great way to expose yourself to a comic that you might not have tried if were not for that friend who suggested it. The reading selections are nominated by group members and chosen by the group, and all of us are (yes) friends having met at the group.

This month we are reading:

Black Monday Murders Vol 2
by Jonathan Hickman (W) and Tomm Coker (A)

The first volume was scary ----- but not scary enough to frighten the Book Club away from volume two . In April we take on the next installment in the crypto-noir series from Image Comics about the power of dirty, filthy moneyand exactly what kind of people you can buy with it.

With special guest, artist Tomm Coker!

Important Note: The book comes out on Wednesday, April 18th. You have just a handfull of days to read it before Book Club. (Only a matter of hours if you pick it up at the signing.)




Our selection for the next month is

Firebug

by Johnny Christmas


A volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity's destruction or salvation.In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. Holding the key to the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, The nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan's flame permanently.

From the number-one New York Times bestselling cartoonist JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Angel Catbird, SHELTERED) and superstar colorist TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Doom Patrol, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur).










Book Club Benefits include:
  • Most excellent company
  • Refreshments
  • 20% discount on book club titles
  • ..and sometimes surprises




Escapist Comics Podcast

Have you listened to it, yet? LISTEN






Hosted by Escapist Comic Staff (Jessica Balboni and Jesse Hett), the Escapist Comics Podcast features reviews of the current week's comics and insightful and often comedic looks at comics today, comic book movies, tv, celebrities, and sometimes a bit of gossip. If it looks like a comic and smells like a comic, it's fair game. Many of the podcasts feature comic creator interviews. Those who have appeared on the podcast include Rick Remender, Brian Wood, Alex de Campi, Becky Cloonan, Matteo Pizzolo, Matthew Rosenberg, Babs Tarr, Jason Latour and countless others. (well maybe it's a number you can count to but that doesn't sound anywhere as good as "countless", does it?)











INDIE COMICS AND COMIC ZINES

NEW indie arrivals at the store...

  • Alexa and Rutless by Jerimiah Suit and Joe Bilicic - Part 3 of a sci-fi story that takes place in the bay area....$4.99
  • Burrito Gun a collection of sketches by Ben Seto - by the creator of Skullbunnies... $25
  • The Box by Jason Rose. Explicit content for mature readers. Full length CD by Butt Sacks. I think you get the idea. Be afraid... $15
  • Varsity 7 by Jason Mendez and Ariel Lacci. Due to an accounting error a student does not have enough for his last semester of college, so he pulls a heist.



Three Comics by Fred Noland






















Fred is an independent comic artist living in Oakland. He has self-published a number of great comics over the years. He recently dropped these off at the store.

  • Major Taylor tells the story of the black American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km) track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination.
  • 557: A story about riding in the 2007 Aids Life Cycle event from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 7 days.
  • Black Sheep #3 continues his "Neighborhood of the Beast" series.Ivan and Fazul enjoy a boy's night out.






Check out all the fine comics that independent creators have been dropping off at the store lately. Try one of our 10 comics for $5 grab bags of older minis to sample a bit of that indie feel.





Creators! We have our consignment system in place. Contact us at hello at escapistcomics dot com ....... natch!





FIRST 2 COMICS ARE FREE. Next 10 are 50 cents a piece. After that 25 cents each. Sale applies to all comics in white boxes on the sidewalk. NEW COMICS HAVE BEEN ADDED and will be ADDED EACH WEEK.




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