Did you miss Local Comic Shop Day®?

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If you weren’t able to swing by your Local Comic Book Store on November 28th, please check in with your local store to see what items, if any, they still have available.

www.localcomicshopday.com/map

Print runs were very tight on ALL the items, so you should pick them up, while they are still available.   Over 75% of the items had print runs of 3,000 units or less.

Also, if you live in an area not serviced by a participating local comic shop, please consider buying them online through that store’s website. You’ll be supporting an independent business and building support for future years.    Plus, you’re likely to get a better price than you’d get from eBay!

 

Complete List of Exclusive Local Comic Shop Day® offerings

Local Comic Shop Day® is a new event that calls attention to independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their role as pop culture fire-starters.   On November 28th, 2015, please stop by any of the 385+ participating local comic shops to buy unique, exclusive items and to join in the celebration.  There are 21 items being released .

LCSD 2015 JUGHEAD #1

LCSD 2015 JUGHEAD #1

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Erica Henderson (CA) Chip Zdarsky
Limited Print - 750 copies
In the grand tradition of comic book reboots like Archie #1, Archie Comics proudly presents Jughead #1 from the comics dream team of Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)! Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, Jughead Jones swears vengeance! Well, we mean, he doesn't "swear." This is still Archie Comics after all.

LCSD 2015 SHIELD (DARK CIRCLE) #1

LCSD 2015 SHIELD (DARK CIRCLE) #1

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Limited Print - 500 copies
New ongoing series from Dark Circle! "Daughter of the Revolution": Part 1 -- Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories - not even of her own identity -- and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all The Shield can do is run!

LCSD 2015 HANGMAN #1

LCSD 2015 HANGMAN #1

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
New ongoing series from Dark Circle! They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him - like hitman "Mad Dog" Mike Minetta - know different. They know that when he comes for you, you're dead already. Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural, and violence - and learn why some men may never be redeemed.

LCSD 2015 PROJECT NEMESIS #2 (OF 6)

LCSD 2015 PROJECT NEMESIS #2 (OF 6)

AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS
(W) Jeremy Robinson (A) Matt Frank (CA) Jorge Marrero
Nemesis is wreaking havoc all over New England, and she's not even in her final stages! FC-P Investigator Jon Hudson is neck-deep in monster mayhem, but he'll need luck convincing the authorities that it's actually a kaiju tearing down buildings on the way to Boston. Meanwhile, people are going missing, bodies are turning up torn to shreds, and General Lance Gordon is showing some disturbing changes following a heart transplant from Nemesis herself.

LCSD 2015 WE CAN NEVER GO HOME HC

LCSD 2015 WE CAN NEVER GO HOME HC

BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon (A) Josh Hood
The story of two teenagers, a mixtape, a stolen car, a fully loaded .45, strange abilities, dead drug dealers, and their money. A dark and modern story about getting lost and finding yourself on the backroads of America. Collecting We Can Never Go Home #1-5.

LCSD 2015 SPACE RIDERS HC VOL 01

LCSD 2015 SPACE RIDERS HC VOL 01

BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Fabian Rangel (A/CA) Alexis Ziritt
From the galactic core to the outer quadrants, one name strikes terror in the hearts of evil beings everywhere: The Space Riders! Sailing the cosmos in the Skullship Santa Muerte, Capitan Peligro and his fearless crew deal harsh justice to the scum of the galaxy while searching for the hidden truths of the universe! Collecting the four sold out issues of the psychedelic revenge tale from the minds of Alexis Ziritt and Fabian Rangel, Jr!

SECRET LCSD BLACK MASK BOX SET

SECRET LCSD BLACK MASK BOX SET

BLACK MASK COMICS
It was recently revealed that Black Mask's YOUNG TERRORISTS is not just a provocative, brain-dentingly awesome comic book, but it's also stitching together a creator-owned shared universe featuring characters from an array of Black Mask books. When the story broke, it was described as "Young Terrorists is the Avengers of the Black Mask Universe"... which is probably better phrased than anything we could've come up with. This secret, limited edition box set brings together some of the core books you'll want to know as Black Mask's universe expands. The box set includes five books (three single-issue comics and two collected books) all with limited edition, exclusive, interlocking variant covers, as well as other exclusive, limited-edition items.

LCSD 2015 KLAUS #1

LCSD 2015 KLAUS #1

BOOM! Entertainment.
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
What's to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian, because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)! What It Is: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus' wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus -- Klaus is a "Santa Claus: Year One."

LCSD 2015 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS III #1 (OF 6)

LCSD 2015 CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS III #1 (OF 6)

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Larry Hama (A) Marcelo Ferrerira (CA) Tony Parker
From Dark Horse Comics. The hit game franchise comes to comics! A prequel to the highly anticipated game, the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology. In the bullet-ridden first issue, the team infiltrates Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to take down a double agent ... but as they close in, they uncover something much more sinister at hand. Written by decorated comics veteran Larry Hama!

LCSD 2015 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #1

LCSD 2015 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #1

DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson (CA) Dave Johnson
The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

LCSD 2015 BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 (OF 5) VARIANT

LCSD 2015 BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 (OF 5) VARIANT

IDW
2500 copies
"Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines," part 1: BttF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well... TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc's involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project. Bullet Points: • All-new canonical stories by Bob Gale, creator and screenwriter of Back to the Future. • Scripts by John Barber (Transformers) and Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT), with artwork by Brent Schoonover (Batman '66, Ant-Man) and Dan Schoening (Ghostbusters). • Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Month promotion!

LCSD 2015 BITCH PLANET HARD COVER

LCSD 2015 BITCH PLANET HARD COVER

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Valentine De Landro & Various (CA) Valentine De Landro
Limited Print - 750 copies
Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) present the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Discussion guide included. Collects BITCH PLANET #1-5

LCSD 2015 LUMINAE LIMITED BLACK & WHITE LINE ART EDITION

LCSD 2015 LUMINAE LIMITED BLACK & WHITE LINE ART EDITION

Magnetic Press
(W/A/CA) Bengal
Limited Print - 500 copies
Six young warriors are tasked with protecting the mysterious Luminae, a holy creature of Light in exile from those forces of Darkness that would decimate humanity. When one of the warriors disappears, the others know it is the sign of a superior evil soon to arrive. A stylish dark fantasy by the celebrated artist of Batgirl, Wolverine, Naja, and Meka. This special black-and-white "Artist's Edition" features pages of uncolored pencil-and-ink artwork created for his original graphic novel Luminae, available in a complete, full-color hardcover.

LCSD 2015 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 MARQUEZ VARIANT

LCSD 2015 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 MARQUEZ VARIANT

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) David Marquez
The Avengers are dead -- long live the Avengers! Earth's Mightiest Heroes -- Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man--are living separate lives, not tied to any team--but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man! Rated T+.

LCSD 2015 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #1 BENGAL SKETCH VARIANT

LCSD 2015 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #1 BENGAL SKETCH VARIANT

Marvel Entertainment
(W) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
Limited Print - 500 copies
From Marvel Comics. Laura Kinney embraces her destiny. Here! Comes! Wolverine! X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan -- the original Wolverine -- she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it's Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is the All-New Wolverine.

LCSD 2015 INVADER ZIM TREASURY EDITION

LCSD 2015 INVADER ZIM TREASURY EDITION

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart (A) Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton (CA) Rob Guillory
Oversize 8.5" by 13"
Zim and his filthy evil ways have been gone for what feels like years. And Dib has grown fat and smelly waiting for his return. But what if ... all along ... that was the plan? This special Local Comic Shop Day Treasury Edition contains not one issue of Invader Zim, but two! Zim's long-awaited return and subsequent space travels are all here for your eyes, heart, and stomach to enjoy.

LCSD 2015 RICK & MORTY TREASURY EDITION

LCSD 2015 RICK & MORTY TREASURY EDITION

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon (CA) Sabrina Mati
Oversize 8.5" by 13"
Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland's hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show Rick & Morty has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. This special double-size treasury edition for Local Comic Shop Day includes Part One and Two of "The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street," along with two "Summer Spectacular" bonus shorts!

LCSD 2015 EXODUS LIFE AFTER #1

LCSD 2015 EXODUS LIFE AFTER #1

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Gabo (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Jude has been sent right back where he started: Purgatory. With no memory of his previous adventures or relationships, Jude's existence is stark and empty. Yet, just outside his awareness, his friends -- including the late, great Ernest Hemingway and a very tenacious preteen girl -- struggle to free him. Because in the quest to overthrow God himself, the only person who stands a chance is his son. Jump into the series that Bleeding Cool called "one of the most original and entertaining comics of the past year" in an all-new first issue released in a deluxe edition for Local Comic Shop Day!

LCSD 2015 BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF HARBINGER #1

LCSD 2015 BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF HARBINGER #1

Valiant Entertainment.
(W) Joshua Dysart (A) Kano (CA) Raul Allen
Limited Print - 1000 copies
A showdown. An apocalypse. An ending. Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada's Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive ... and what will be left of them? New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Imperium, Harbinger) and blockbuster artist Kano (The Delinquents) journey to the far end of the Geomancer's Book of Death to reveal the final, unavoidable end for two of the Valiant Universe's most powerful foes.

LCSD 2015 WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1

LCSD 2015 WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #1

Valiant Entertainment
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Raul Allen (CA) David LaFuente
For five millennia, the Eternal Warrior has shaped history at the end of his sword. He's razed empires, toppled civilizations, and broken armies as an immortal soldier in service to the Earth. But now, the Eternal Warrior has been torn from the world he once protected and finds himself stranded in a hostile alien landscape unlike any he's faced before. Separated from his earthly environs, can history's deadliest soldier survive a realm far older, far deadlier, and fare more ruinous than anything he's ever encountered? Beyond Earth lies eternity ... This November, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Book of Death, X-O Manowar) and visionary artist Raúl Allén (Ninjak, Hawkeye) forge a new legend for Valiant's master of war with an all-new ongoing series in ...Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1!

LCSD 2015 WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE #1

LCSD 2015 WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE #1

Z2
(W/A) Ian McGinty (CA) Margaux Saltel
Showside is just your average southern town, except that portals to the Nexus realm keep popping up and flooding the town with demons and monsters. The only thing keeping Showside safe is Kit and his friends Belle and Moon. From the writer/artist of Adventure Time Candy Capers and Bravest Warrior comes an all ages romp with a horror twist.

Celebrate Local Comic Shop Day™ With Two Exciting Marvel Titles!

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Marvel Partners With ComicsPRO For Exclusive LCSD Variant Covers

New York, NY—October 19th, 2015— The biggest heroes, the biggest creators, and the biggest new titles are coming to LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY ™ this year!

Today, Marvel is pleased to officially unveil its two stellar, can’t miss offerings for LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™. Participating retailers will be able to order an exclusive variants of two of Marvel’s most highly anticipated upcoming releases for the event. Don’t miss these exclusive Local Comic Shop Day variants to ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 and ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1!

“LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a great way for Marvel to give back to the comic book stores that support us,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It has never been a better time for fans to jump in to the Marvel Universe, and we’re delighted to offer these two exclusive items. Head to your local comic shop on Saturday, November 28th to support Local Comic Shop Day.”

Implemented by the ComicsPRO organization, LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a new event conceived to showcase the amazing world of comics and call attention to the vital role comic book specialty stores play in this industry. The first LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ will be held this year on November 28th. Retailers are encouraged to speak with their Diamond representatives for ordering information.

For more information about LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™, visit localcomicshopday.com. Visit Marvel.com  for more on All-New, All-Different Avengers , All-New Wolverine and more of Marvel’s exciting new titles.

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 BENGAL SKETCH LCSD VARIANT (AUG158594)
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by DAVID LOPEZ & DAVID NAVARROT
Cover by BENGAL
On-Sale November 28th

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 MARQUEZ LCSD VARIANT (AUG158593)
Written by MARK WAID
Art by ADAM KUBERT & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
Coming Free Comic Book Day!

 

Here’s a PDF of the 20 Local Comic Shop Day™ items on sale Nov. 28th

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Click on the link below to get a PDF of the 20 Local Comic Shop Day™ items being Released.

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If you are a store owner:  Please print out the pdf and share with your customers.
If you are a fan:  Please print out the pdf and share with your favorite comic book store.  Please ask them to register for Local Comic Shop Day.™

Deadline to register as a participating Local Comic Shop Day™ retailer is 10/4/15.
www.comicspro.org/lcsd

 

 

Retailer Registration for Local Comic Shop Day closes October 4th.

Important note: Retailer registration for Local Comic Shop Day will close on October 4.

If you have not yet registered your store’s participation, please do so now at:
http://www.comicspro.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=843470&item_id=451091

While most LCSD items will have a Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) of Monday October 12, DC Comics’ LCSD entry, the Dave Johnson variant of Dark Knight 3 #1 is on FOC for Monday October 5. Due to this early FOC date, registration of participating stores must close on October 4.

A preliminary list of retailers signed up for Local Comic Shop Day is posted here:
https://www.facebook.com/LocalComicShopDay

If you have signed up and are not on the posted list, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org

Image Comics Brings Fan Favorite Bitch Planet to Local Comic Shop Day™ ….. Exclusive Hardcover Edition Adds to November 28 Event

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ComicsPRO, the trade association of storefront comic book specialty retailers announces that Image Comics will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day™ participating retailers with the first hardcover collection of Bitch Planet.

Written by Eisner Award nominee Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) with art by Valentine De Landro (X-Factor), Bitch Planet takes place in a dystopian reality where non-compliant women are jailed in an off-planet prison. The LCSD hardcover edition features cover art by Filipe Andrade and is limited to 750 copies. It collects the first five issues of the series.

“We’re thrilled to have Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Image Comics choose Local Comic Shop Day™ as the event to release the first Bitch Planet hardcover,” said Marco Davanzo, ComicsPRO Executive and owner of Alakazam Comics in Irvine, California. “Image Comics continues to be ahead of the curve with originality, quality, and vision.”

Founded in 1992, Image Comics is the publisher of many award-winning, creator-owned and fan-favorite series.

Local Comic Shop Day™ is a new event focusing on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. The first Local Comic Shop Day™ will be Saturday, November 28, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” event.

On Local Comic Shop Day™, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

ComicsPRO invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day™.

Retailer registration for the event is ongoing until October 1 at www.comicspro.org/lcsd

A retailer FAQ is also posted at www.comicspro.org. For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org.

Dark Horse Adds Firepower to Local Comic Shop Day™ with Call of Duty: Black Ops III …… Highly Anticipated Video Game Prequel Set for November 28 Event

ComicsPRO, the comics industry’s association for storefront specialty retailers, is pleased to report that fan-favorite publisher Dark Horse is supporting Local Comic Shop Day™ participating retailers with an “open-to-order” exclusive cover of Call of Duty: Black Ops III by artist Tony Parker.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III #1 is written by Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) with art by Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT). A prequel to the highly anticipated game, the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology.

“We’re thrilled to add a great new Dark Horse entry to Local Comic Shop Day™,” said Joe Field, ComicsPRO director, LCSD committee member and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA. “Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson started in this business as a comic book retailer, so his company’s involvement with Local Comic Shop Day™is a signal of his strong support for comic retailers and LCSD.”

Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson. In the years since, Dark Horse has published some of the most enduring characters and popular properties in comics, including Hellboy, Conan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fight Club 2.

Local Comic Shop Day™ is a new event that shines a bright spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. The first Local Comic Shop Day™ will be Saturday, November 28, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” event.

On Local Comic Shop Day™, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.

ComicsPRO invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day™.
Retailer registration for the event is ongoing until October 1 at www.comicspro.org/lcsd

A retailer FAQ is also posted at www.comicspro.org. For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at marco@comicspro.org.