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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.

April BOOK CLUB is on 4th Sunday (4/23) due to EASTER

Check out the new INDIE Comics. Updated 01/04/17


Saturday, May 6th 10:30 am to 7 pm

  • Special Guests from 12:00 pm to 3 pm
  • Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four)
  • Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, Fuse)
  • Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk,E for Extinction)
  • Stick figure portraits by Meggie Ramm
  • Release of Escapist FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Comic #5
  • ... and SALES on graphic novels!
Keep checking back for more details.


Sunday, April 23 6:45 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:

Fairest:The Hidden Kingdom
by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda

In this tale by South African author Beukes and artist Miranda, Rapunzel lives one of the most regimented lives in Fabletown, forced to maintain her rapidly growing hair lest her storybook origins be revealed. But when word of her long-lost children surfaces, she travels to Japan with her current beau (and hairdresser) to find them - and a former lover.

Our selection for the next month is

Black Monday Murders
by Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker

ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money... and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.

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

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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!

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Do you read .....


by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows?

Alan Moore's Lovecraftian PROVIDENCE is one of our better selling titles at the Escapist. Those of you who read it know how deeply mysterious and involving it is. Each issue takes me about an hour to read. If you don't think you're spending enough time on it, try out this link to a blog with annotations for each comic. Find out where the building on this cover of issue #1 is and why it's important. Warning! Read each issue first before reading the blog about it. There are spoilers.
The Facts in the Case of Alan Moore's Providence

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Wolverine Contest Update

This is directed to the contestants of our "When Does Wolverine Come Back to Life" contest. We still have the ballots and the prize but, according to the contest definition of what qualifies as back to life (actual Logan, no clone, no fauverines), he is still DEAD. All New Wolverine is a woman ,Old Man Logan came from another universe, and Secret Wars solved nothing. Keep waiting... All will be revealed.. maybe.

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Watch Katie Couric's Feature:

Click on picture to be taken to her yahoo page to view.

Some of the great, new female comic creators, including (of all people) Kelly Sue, talk about the roles of women in todays comics as both superheroes and creators.

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.

There is one guy who is getting a lot of great comics. Why isn't that guy also you?

Don't miss out on your favorite comics Come in and ask us about our


  • We pull and hold the comics for you every Wednesday.
  • Free bags and boards
  • No minimum, but if you order 5 or more titles per month.......
  • You get a FREE copy of Previews and ...
  • You can pre-order from Previews and get a 20% discount on those pre-orders except for new comics and selected toys.

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