300 Storefronts registered!

Over 300 storefronts have registered to be a part of Local Comic Shop Day®!

We have stores from U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Netherlands, Greece, South Africa, and New Zealand.

If you are a comic book store that would like to participate, please visit www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2016.

Registration is open until August 30th, but you must register by Thursday, August 18th if you would like order Dr. Strange: The Oath HC.

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Marvel to offer Oath HC for Local Comic Shop Day.

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Marvel Comics to offer the Oath HC exclusively for Local Comic Shop Day®

The Doctor Strange: The Oath hardcover, with the fan favorite creative team of writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Marcos Martin is timed for release on Local Comic Shop Day when Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange feature will be in theaters.

“ComicsPRO is thrilled that Marvel Comics is offering an exclusive printing of Dr. Strange: The Oath hardcover to Local Comic Shop Day® participating retailers,” said Peter Dolan, President of ComicsPRO’s board of directors. “We’re strongly encouraging retailers to register now. If you don’t register your store by August 19th, you’ll miss out on getting this item.”

The Dr. Strange:  The Oath Hardcover has 184 pages, and contains new bonus features including original series pitch, script, page layouts, pencils/inks, character sketches, and promo pieces.

Local Comic Shop Day® 2016 date announced!

Local Comic Shop Day® will be held on November 19, 2016 this year.

For 2016, the date has been changed to the Saturday before Small Business Saturday. “We polled participating retailers if they preferred to have Local Comic Shop Day® on November 19th or November 26th,” said ComicsPRO President Peter Dolan (Main Street Comics, Middletown NY). “By a margin of 73% to 27%, our retailers wanted to change the date to the earlier Saturday so it would have a distinct identity separate from Small Business Saturday.”

Local Comic Shop Day® is the only Comic Book Industry event created and run by retailers for retailers. “Last year nearly 400 storefronts participated in Local Comic Shop Day®,” said ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo (Alakazam Comics, Irvine CA). “Each and every one of these retailers has a voice in how we grow the day – that’s why we polled them and will continue to ask their opinions as we go forward.”