Largest kids comic section in the east bay. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right book for your child.

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.

Check out the new INDIE Comics.

ESCAPIST COMICS BOOK CLUB

NOTE DATE CHANGE: Sunday, August 27th 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:

Motor Crush
by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machine narcotic" known as Crush.

Wait! There's more!

BABS TARR and BRENDEN FLETCHER WILL BE SKYPING IN!.


Our selection for the next month is

She-Hulk
by Mariko Tamaki & Nico Leon (w/ Dalibor Taltjic on chapter 2)

After having risen from the rubble of the Civil War, Jennifer Walters reenters the world a very different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, Jen is determined to move forward with her life - but the pain of the past and all that she's lost is always there. An undercurrent, a pulse waiting to quicken - and can trigger her transformation into the one thing over which she has no control. As Jen returns to legal practice, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets. What happens when a fear is so strong, it becomes a destructive force in its own right? Jen is about to find out - and a string of murders may leave her in over her head as a mere lawyer. Must she give in to her anger...and become the Hulk?!



Mariko Tamaki is the writer of two award-winning graphic novels, SKIM and THIS ONE SUMMER. For extra credit*, read one of those and we can gab a little about it as well.



(* The extra credit is honorary at best. The book club is not part of any accredited college course.)




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

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Escapist Comics Podcast

Have you listened to it, yet?






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?)

What? You haven't been listening? Well click here and get to it!

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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!

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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... Rumors abound.

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Watch Katie Couric's Feature:
RISE OF THE FEMALE SUPERHERO


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

SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM

  • 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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