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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.

PLEASE NOTE:Book Club Meeting is Feb 19th. Click here.

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

KEN GARING Comic Book Signing

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 pm

Comic Book Writer/Artist Ken Garing will be signing at the Escapist. His new Image comic PLANETOID PRAXIS is the long-anticipated sequel to the popular 2012 miniseries PLANETOID. The inhabitants of a distant planetoid have fought off their robot overlords and established a thriving settlement on the planetoidís mechanized surface. Now, years later, their de facto leader, Onica, must grapple with a new complication when their isolated way of life is threatened by the arrival of an unexpected visitor!


Sunday, February 19th 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 graphic novel that is chosen by the group. This month we are reading

by Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson

It's a special valentine club meeting and it's high time you realized that hearts are not all about love, especially when something as simple as a heart transplant turns into a nationwide crime spree. Intrigued? I know you are.

Our selection for the next month is

by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera.

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.

I LIVED IN A CLOWN MOTEL by Christopher Sibela

Let's let Chris speak for himself:

"A 38 page digest of my 30 days spent living in Tonopah, Nevada's Clown Motel ó aka the stupidest thing I've ever done. Replete with floods, clowns, drunken cowboys, regrets, radioactive fallout, casinos, graveyards, blood and regrets. Full color, cardstock cover, includes photos and curated dispatches that were sent live during my stay. A one of a kind object that I just so happen to be selling multiple copies of."
Each copy is signed and defaced by Chris himself. $10

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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