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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.

Free Comic Book Day Sat.May 4th (details below)

Brian Schirmer signing Fairlady #1 from Image Comics

Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm



Brian Schirmer, the writer of Fairlady will be here to sign copies of the first issue of the comic. Come by to meet and talk.

Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?

After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a "Fairman"-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn't end on the battlefield, and as the only "Fairlady," Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld's overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.

Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY-an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world.

Plus, this-and every-issue contains a complete 30-page story!



Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4th



  • Free Comics printed just for Free Comic Book Day
  • Escapist's own Free Comic Book Day Comic
  • Store-wide sales on graphic novels, back issues, vintage comics, action figures and more


  • Special guests
  • Participating in Cartoon Art Museum's FCBD Passport (more details to follow)
  • A Storm Trooper from the 101st Legion will be here. The members of the 501st Legion are a group dedicated to sharing the magic of Star Wars through costumed appearances. Their primary goals are to provide a unique and immersive Star Wars experience to fellow fans, and to give back to their communities. "May the 4th be with you."
  • Tons of fun

Check back for more details.





ESCAPIST COMICS BOOK CLUB

Sunday, May 19th 6:45 pm



Gotham Central Volume 1

by Greg Rucka (W), Ed Brubaker (W) and Michael Lark, others (A)

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series pits the detectives of Gotham City's Special Crimes Unit against the city's greatest villains - in the shadow of Batman himself.




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






A REVIEW AND TOUR OF THE STORE

If you have never been to our store, YOU SHOULD READ THIS REVIEW. One of our new customers has a blog and she really likes the store. She gives you a complete tour that will make you want to hop in that car, train, boat, or plane to get yourself here. Check her blog out at: GeekMomLife



INDIE COMICS AND COMIC ZINES

We love the small independent presses. We carry many of them, including a lot of local creators and and students studying comics at the California College of Art. You should check out our indie comic section. There may be something there for you.

Hey! We just got Rag #8 at the store.

Hot off the presses. Literary zine edited by Cassandra Rockwood-Rice.

Here are some other comics that indie creators have dropped off recently...

  • 45 Days and How to Be a Fairy" by Shuchita Mishra - Shuchita is a student in the California College of Art graphic novel class. 45 Days($15) is a collection of her daily drawing improvs and How to Be a Fairy($6) is a collection of fairies and their quotes which have gotten her through tough times.
  • Eric by Tom Manning - "Eric is visionary, suspenseful, funny, scary, beautiful, mind-warping, meaningful...In other words, it s a Tom Manning book. READ THIS BOOK!" -ELLIOTT KALAN Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Spider-Man and the X-Men... $15

  • Jeff and Emily by Emily Scheffler. Another CCA student offers her tale of Emily and her friend, a large bird (possibly ostrich). It clearly states that Jeff is real in the beginning of the book, but. . . I don't knooooow.

  • Nico's Fortune by Ryan King and Daryl Toh - We loved Ryan's last indie comic Totully Aces. NICO'S FORTUNE is a new horror comic about a couple of newlyweds, their strange cat Nico, and their even stranger neighbors. $10
  • Diary of a Douchbag by Nico Harriman - From a local creator. The guy's a douchbag. Not Nico but the guy in his story. The guy's a douchebag but, occasionally, he would like to be less of one. $15
  • The Archer by Nate Doyle- Three tales that connect around a single accident. Nothing goes well in these stories.


There are even fine comics that independent creators have been dropping off at the store lately. You can also 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!

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?)















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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