Black Friday at Your Local Comics Shop?

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I’m celebrating Thanksgiving in Omaha, and tomorrow, my 27-year-old nephew and myself will be visiting as many comics shops in the Greater Omaha area.  (I have dubbed this “Le Tour de Bande Dessinée” and encourage others to do the same. I did my first Tour on the second Free Comic Book Day, when I visited every comics shop in Manhattan.)

So, I printed out my Google Maps, and noted a few stores which had closed in the past few years.  (Capes Lounge, you are missed.)  Texting my nephew, he asked me if Krypton Comics was offering a Black Friday sale.  Not surprisingly, Dean Phillips and company will open early at 8 AM and offer 40% off everything in the store, as well as specific items heavily discounted.

So, this got me wondering… what other comics shops out there are offering specials tomorrow on Black Friday?  If you’re a retailer, comment below!  If you’re a customer, give a shout-out to your favorite store!

Comments

  1. Jason1749 says:

    Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics will be having Black Friday sales in all four of their suburban-Chicago locations: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=292097197480599

  2. Midtown Comics in NYC is saying 25% off everything at all three of their locations.

    Meltdown in LA has various sales tomorrow from 20-40% off: http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2011/11/24/this-blackfriday-carry-on-and-meltdown-the-shopping-dead-shop/

  3. COMIC BOOK JONES will be having an amazing sale tomorrow! voted #1 comic shop in NYC by darkhorse comics fans!

    7AM – 9AM = 40% off EVERYTHING in the store!
    9AM – 11AM = 30% off EVERYTHING in the store!
    11AM – 12PM = 25% off EVERYTHING in the store!
    12PM – 9PM = 20% off EVERYTHING in the store!

    YUP!

  4. KellyBB says:

    Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop in Cleveland, Ohio will be having a Black Friday (night) sale, November 25th, 7PM-midnight. Deals include 50% off all back issues, 25% off the new comic wall, 50% off all t-shirts, statues and action figures, 20% off all graphic novels and hardcovers, and 10% off everything else in the store. (Plus some other sweet sales.)

    Sounds like there’ll be food & entertainment, too. And raffles. :)

    For more: http://www.cnjcomics.com/site/?p=61

  5. Torsten Adair says:

    Comic Book Jones?
    http://comicbookjones.com/
    Ah… Staten Island!
    Great idea, using the graduated discounts!

  6. Torsten Adair says:

    Oh, and a footnote…
    Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so please do as much shopping at small shops that day (and every other day), as most are eager to sell you lots of great stuff with great customer service!

  7. Lobo Anime & Comics
    Albuquerque, NM
    505-332-0499
    9am-7pm
    HUGE discounts store wide
    loboanime.com

  8. Austin Books & Comics is having a Black Friday Sale.
    50% OFF Back Issues from 8am to 10am
    40% OFF Back Issues from 10am to 11am
    25% OFF Back Issues the rest of the day!
    52% OFF New DC 52 titles ALL DAY

    and at their Sidekick store, it seems they are selling comics for $5 per POUND (yes, that is actually what they are doing).

  9. Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City will have 30% Off Everything for members of our free Customer Rewards Program at both locations beginning bright and early at 7AM. Saturday through Tuesday get 25% Off Everything. Check out http://www.jhuniverse.blogspot.com for more.

  10. Comickaze in San Diego is having a 9am-11am sale… 25% off everything OR $25 gift card for every $50 spent. and then the rest of the day they have a bunch of buy 2 get 1 free deals on back issues, graphic novels, etc… http://comickazeonline.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/710707-promotions

  11. Brooklyn Comics and More
    493 7th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    BlackFriday Sale! All back issues $1, HC/TPBs 20% off, kids books 25% off, spend $60 save additional 10%!

    10am -8pm

  12. Here’s the link to our After-Thanksgiving Sale: http://bit.ly/ud4ShP

  13. I want that wheel cover! #envy

  14. Goofball814 says:

    Torsten,

    Check out Krypton Comics (124th & Center) in Omaha for 40% off everything in the store on Friday!

    Also, Legends (50 & Levenworth) has some really good deals, too.

  15. The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA (near Los Angeles) is putting all their Showcase/Essentials books and a lot of their hardcovers on a massive 75% discount this weekend. I picked up a couple of things that I’d been looking at for a while.

  16. dreamer says:

    The Charging Star Comic shop at Johnson City, NY was offering the sweetest of deals. 20 back issues for $5! I’ve got me a hundred great comics for 25 bucks, including the whole run of lex luthor adventure comics, full set of emperor vulcan miniseries, green lantern 52 to 55, full set of x-men unlimited from late 90s, several brightest day issues, etc. The place has mad selection and thousands of back issues :-)

  17. I will post a more comprehensive record of my Grand Tour, as well as other comics stuff I experienced on my nine days in Omaha.

    Legends… they gobsmacked me. They are now officially the best designed comics shop I have seen, and it’s still under renovation! I did purchase the Simonson Thor edition from IDW (40% off = B&N discount) among some other stuff. (Every year, I buy myself a Christmas present, usually something deluxe and costing three digits. That book is this year’s choice, joining the Complete Calvin & Hobbes, Far Side, and Don Martin slipcases.)

    Krypton was busy when I stopped by at Three, and there were hundreds of people waiting for the store to open that morning.

  18. Torsten Adair says:

    Ron,
    That’s a custom bike.
    It belongs to David Zabriskie.

    http://cobbleshock.com/post/9290593697/zabriskie-as-captain-america

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