Local Comic Shop Day® is on November 23, 2019. Store registration is now open!

Local Comic Shop Day®, the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book specialty shops, returns for its fifth annual event Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Stores can register at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019.

A list of participating stores will be on the website by October 15th. Each store is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® differently, so plan to visit more than one store.

Exclusive Items will be available. Not all items will be available at each store.

Local Comic Shop Day® is a five-year old event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.   Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

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LCSD 2019 News: Mad Cave dives into wrestling with Over the Ropes.

Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix.

“We are extremely excited about Mad Cave’s submission for Local Comic Shop Day®,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPro. “Over The Ropes is an awesome story and the LCSD version has an amazing cover. We are also very excited that the LCSD version will be coming out 3 weeks earlier than the regular edition. It gives LCSD fans a sneak peak!”

Local Comic Shop Day® is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day®, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: Marvel’s triple play! Three Different Local Comic Shop Day® releases.

For Local Comic Shop Day® 2019, Marvel is offering three different items.

  • New Mutants #1: Only 1000 copies.
  • Absolute Carnage #5 LCSD: Print to Order
  • Absolute Carnage #5 LCSD Limited Print Comic: Only 500 copies.

“We are very excited about the three LCSD items that Marvel is offering for Local Comic Shop Day,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPro. “New Mutants #1, written by Jonathan Hickman and Absolute Carnage #5, written by Donny Cates are both going to be very HUGE books!”

Retailers: The Absolute Carnage #5 LCSD Limited Print Comic can be ordered for every 20 issues of Absolute Carnage #5 LCSD you order.

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: IDW marks the Holidays with the Crow Local Comic Shop Day® edition.

IDW is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® with the Crow: Hark the Herald EXCLUSIVE and LIMITED comic.

“It’s Perfect for the holidays! A Christmas story from the Crow!” said Marco Davanzo, Excecutive Director of ComicsPRO. “Since Local Comic Shop Day® falls the at the beginning of the Holiday Season, retailers and fans love when the Publishers offer Holiday stories. We are all excited to see IDW’s spin.”

The CROW:



THE CROW: HARK THE HERALD—LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY VARIANT
Tim Seeley (w) • Meredith Laxton (a) • Fei Chen (c)
Every year a group of six people gathers for Christmas in a cabin in the far Northwoods of Wisconsin. But this isn’t your average bickering nuclear family. These are six of the most prolific killers in North America.Now, last year’s sins have risen from the grave, ready to deliver the gift of revenge. Guided by the Crow, Cecilia Rite will give six psychos a holiday hammer party.The Crow knows who has been naughty…FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: DC presents Joker Limited Edition DCEASED Hardcover and Extremely limited Legion of Superheroes #1.

DCEASED, one of DC Comics hits from 2019, is getting a special treatment for Local Comic Shop Day! Besides collecting the story into a regular Hardcover with Batman on the cover, DC is issuing a 1400 unit LIMITED EDITION “Joker” Print run for Local Comic Shop Day. Additionally, DC is also releasing 1000 copies of Legion of Superheroes #1 for Local Comic Shop Day.


“I think the Local Comic Shop Day DCEASED Hardcover, with Joker on the cover, is going is going to fly off the shelves.” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO. “There are going to be only 1400 copies out there. It’s a striking image. And it’s done by Francesco Mattina, one of the most in demand cover artists out there. The extremely limited (1000 copies) of Legion of Superheroes #1 is also going to be hot!”

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DCEASED HCDC COMICS(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Francesco Mattina

What happens to the World’s Finest if the world ends? With death spreading across the planet, who will live and who will turn in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation? Fighting time, each other and all of humanity, Earth’s greatest heroes must rally together for what may very well be their last chance to save the world from the most terrible plague humanity has ever seen. The Anti-Life Equation has been released and is ravaging the world at the viral speed of social media. Once exposed, victims lose their minds, violently attacking all around them. The heroes of Earth are fighting a losing battle to save the world… and themselves! Collects DCEASED issues #1-6 and DCEASED: A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1.

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: BOOM! Studios Doubles Down on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

BOOM! Studios, showing support for Local Comic Shop Day® retailers, is making available the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger (MMPR) Shattered Grid LCSD 2019 Blind Box Set. Limited to 500 units worldwide, the set will include a MMPR Shattered Grid Deluxe Hardcover, a MMPR #42 Exclusive LCSD variant plus 2 surprise Power Rangers variants, all available on Saturday November 23, the fifth annual Local Comic Shop Day.

BOOM! Studios is also showcasing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One and Two Hardcover bundle. Limited to 750 units worldwide, the set will include two Hardcovers with exclusive covers by fan-favorite cover artist Goni Montes.

Year  One and Year Two HC Bundle
Year One and Year Two HC Bundle

“BOOM! Studios is fantastic with their support for comic fandom and the retailer community,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO. “Each year for LCSD, BOOM! offers amazing items exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day participating retailers. That translates into fan excitement and increased sales to retailers during the Holiday Season!”

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: Umbrella Academy with Sienkiewicz cover

For Local Comic Shop Day 2019, Dark Horse Comics will be releasing: Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from the Umbrella Academy LCSD Cover. This prized limited, exclusive edition will have a cover by fan-favorite artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

“We are expecting this to fly off the shelves,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPro. “Umbrella Academy graphic novels were some of the hottest selling titles this year due to the success of the Netflix series. And Bill Sienkiewicz is one of the most respected and collected comic artists out there.”

JUL199115  LCSD 2019 HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS TALES UMBRELLA ACADEMY

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

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LCSD 2019 News: Vault goes for the Gold with Savage Shores

Vault Comics will be releasing a limited, exclusive Gold Edition of These Savage Shores – with a cover printed with special gold ink.

“Ever since These Savage Shores came out in comic form last year, fans have been clamoring for a graphic novel.” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPro. “It was a hot title last year, and we expect that fans will love the special gold cover treatment. It will be a prized book for many fans to keep on their bookshelves. I know I need one!”

These Savage Shores LCSD Gold Edition TPB

Author(s):  Ram V. Artist(s):  Sumit Kumar & Vittorio Astone
Cover Artist(s): Sumit Kumar
Letters:  Aditya Bidikar 

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

Local Comic Shop Day is only open to comic store-front retailers.
If you’d like to register for Local Comic Shop Day, please register here: www.comicspro.org/lcsd2019

full of teeth.

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Dark Horse to offer LCSD exclusive cover of William Gibson’s Alien 3 – The Unproduced Screenplay

The first official project to be announced for Local Comic Shop Day® 2018, is Dark Horse’s LCSD exclusive cover of William Gibson’s Alien 3 – The Unproduced Screenplay,

This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop are intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the U.P.P forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate cold war weapon of mass destruction.

o Based on the original screenplay by Neuromancer’s William Gibson!

o Adaptation and art by Johnnie Christmas-co-creator of Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird and creator of Image Comics’ Firebug.

o Featuring some of the most famous characters in the Alien film canon: Hicks, Bishop, Newt, and Ripley.

 If you’d like to buy this comic, it will be on sale at your participating Local Comic Shop on Local Comic Shop Day®, November 17, 2018.

Tell your local comics retailer you want them to be a part of Local Comic Shop Day®
Have them sign up here:  www.comicspro.org/lcsd2018

 

Deadline to sign up is September 14th.

Local Comic Shop Day® calls attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.   Each comic shop will mark the Local Comic Shop Day® occasion in its own unique way.    With exclusive, unique and limited items created just for the event on Saturday November 17, LCSD is a great time to pop into your Local Comic Shop to begin your holiday gift buying.

 

 

 

 

 

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