Free Comic Book Day – May 7, 2011

All About is celebrating the 10th Annual Free Comic Book Day in less than a month! FCBD 2011 is Saturday, May 7th from 10 am to 6 pm.  All About will be giving away thousands of FREE comics! Everyone who walks in the door automatically gets 1 FREE comic. If you sign up to be on our email mailing list you can get 3 FREE comics. If you make a purchase on FCBD you can get 5 FREE comics. Last year’s event was such a huge success that we are bringing back our superhero face painter and our superhero caricature … Continue reading

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Marvel Mega Wednesday Event!

Marvel Mega Wednesday! You won’t want to miss Marvel Mega Wednesday this Wed 1/26/11 from 10 am to 8 pm. We will be hosting two special Marvel Events: The X-men #7 Event celebrates the release of superstar creative team  Victor Gischler and Chris Bachalo’s X-men run featuring Spider-man teaming up with the X-men.  There will be special ONE DAY ONLY Variant issues, as well as a free X-men #7 Djurdjevic Limited Edition Gatefold Cover Print (free with the purchase of X-men #7, while supplies last). The One Day Event Variants include: X-men #7 Premiere Variant (1 per store, personalized to All About Books and Comics) X-men … Continue reading

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January is $2.99 month!

Happy New Year! All About Books and Comics Introduces $2.99 month! DC comics is rolling back their comic prices. All of their main titles will be $2.99 rather than $3.99!  Marvel is following with lowering prices to $2.99 on all of their NEW titles. All About Books and Comics is celebrating by lowering prices as well! We have created $2.99 month! Every Sunday (starting today) get any back issue comic from the main display floor that is priced at $7.00 or less for only $2.99!  That is almost 60% off! Every Monday, get any comic from the $5.00 wall or … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #11

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’m currently (and finally!) finishing the Marvel “M” stuff, and here’s the last title I’ve encountered: Marvel Comics Presents: MCP was started in mid-1988, and was a biweekly anthology series; it was likely a reaction to DC’s early-1988 move of Action Comics to a weekly anthology (no, kids, … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes On Old Books #11 by Dan!

It’s a Sunday afternoon, so we all know what that means!  Old-timey comics! Conan The Barbarian #8 from 1971 Oh the Bronze Age… A little less lighthearted than the Silver Age, and nowhere near as gritty as the present.  So we get titles like Conan.  You might remember the Schwarzenneger movie of the same name, but surprise(!)… there was a comic first.  This issue of Conan is exactly what you’d expect it to be, a quest for treasure, an enemy that becomes a friend, and Conan having to run away from someone trying to capture him.  Once you add in … Continue reading

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