Friday, June 05, 2020

RIP, Super Max

A tribute to Super Max!

Back in February, one of our very special FlyCo Faithful passed away. Max was a special young man, with special needs. Flying Colors was his Fortress of Solitude, the place where he found what he loved... and the place where he loved to be.

Max was here for signings. His birthday was always near Free Comic Book Day, so it was like our FCBD party was a part of his birthday party! As a student at Ygnacio Valley High School, Max arranged his schedule around our open hours here at Flying Colors. He was a graduation speaker at YV for his graduation in 2019.

Max created his own superheroes. He lived vicariously through the ones he found on the racks here at Flying Colors.

Today I was visited by Max's mom. She was here to thank us for creating a community that meant so much to her son.

I thanked her for validating our mission here-- to Bring Happiness through Comics.
Max was especially happy when he was here. Now that he's made the journey across the Rainbow Bridge, we know Super Max will be with us always.

RIP, Super Max!
--- Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field


Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Flying Colors to re-OPEN Wednesday June 3


Finally... Some Good News!
After 78 long days, Flying Colors Comics will be re-OPENing Wednesday June 3.

Due to the local curfews, we will be open daily from 11AM-6PM.

A few guidelines we are implementing to maintain safety for our FlyCo Faithful and our FlyCo Retailing Brigade:

* Masks are required to be worn by all staff and customers in the store.
   We will have a limited number of disposable masks available, but we do ask you to bring your own!
* We will be limiting the customers in the store to maintain some physical distancing.
* We may also limit how long customers can remain in the shop.
* We will monitor the number of people in the store and set up a line outside as necessary.
* All children must be accompanied by an adult.  We maintain the right to be able to limit that to one child per adult during peak periods.
* We will still offer our nearly world-famous CURBSIDE COMIC SERVICE for those who would prefer to not come inside quite yet.
* While we will once again be taking cash payments, we much prefer credit card payments.
* Our cleaning and sanitizing protocols will be stepped up to insure a great environment for everyone!

One word of caution:
Our orders for all comics and other products are much leaner due to our sales being down more than 80% for these last two and half months.


We HIGHLY encourage you to become a FlyCo Sub Club member by giving us a list of the titles and series you know you want month in and month out. We also HIGHLY encourage your orders from our store copy of the Diamond Previews catalog that lists thousands of new comics, graphic novels, toys, games and more!

We're excited to get back to the business of building this community one happy comic book fan at a time! We look forward to welcoming you back into our shop very soon!

Thank you so much for your all your kindness, support and appreciation for what we do here at Flying Colors!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Update: More Curbside Comic Service!



May 26 Curbside Comic Service Update:
The news today is that Contra Costa is still one of eleven California counties where retail shops are not allowed to let customers in... yet.


Flying Colors will continue to offer our Curbside Comic Service every Wednesday through Saturday.

We'd sure appreciate your orders during this trying time... and we do have New Comics coming in weekly again! Check this week's list here!

How Curbside Comic Service works:

1) Make a list of the comics, graphic novels and other cool stuff you want to get!
2) Email coolstuff@flyingcolorscomics.com with your list. Please include your phone number in your email.

3) Our Flying Colors Retailing Brigade will call you to let you know what we have for you and we might even make suggestions based on what you like. We'll then get payment for your order.

4) Then drive up to Flying Colors, give us a call at 925-825-5410 and we'll run your order out to you!

You can also order a cool selection of comics, graphic novels and cool stuff from Flying Colors Shopify site. Check it out!

Curbside Comic Service days are Wednesday through Saturday from at least 11AM-3PM.
We may be available later than that, so if you're in the area with an order to pick up, give us a call.

Please stay in touch with Flying Colors at our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you, FlyCo Faithful!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Comics for May 27, 2020 at Flying Colors!
























NEW COMICS & OTHER COOL STUFF FOR MAY 27, 2020
Please note: Many items are in very limited quantities. In order to get these items to more readers, Flying Colors will limit the number of copies sold to any individual. If you're interested in multiple copies of new titles coming soon, please place an advance order before our "Final Order Cut-Off"--- usually three weeks before the release date. Thanks for understanding.
20XX #4 ,  3.99 
ALIENATED #3 (OF 6), 3.99 
ALTER EGO #164, 9.95
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43 , 3.99 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43 KEOWN MARVEL ZOMBIES VAR,  3.99 
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 30, 10.99 
AVENGERS #33,   3.99
AVENGERS #33 BENJAMIN MARVEL ZOMBIES VAR, 3.99 
AVENGERS #33 PHAM SPIDER-WOMAN VAR,   3.99 
BACK ISSUE #120, 9.95 
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #7 (OF 7) ,                         3.99 
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #7 (OF 7) GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ VARIANT, 3.99
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12, 3.99 
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 MICHAEL GOLDEN VARIANT , 3.99 
BATMAN BEYOND #43,   3.99 
BATMAN BEYOND #43 FRANCIS MANAPUL VARIANT, 3.99 
BOG BODIES OGN, 12.99 
BOOKS OF MAGIC #19, 3.99 
BORUTO GN VOL 08 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS , 9.99 
BUTCHER OF PARIS #5 (OF 5, 3.99 
CATS ARE PEOPLE TOO COLL CAT CARTOONS SC, 16.99 
CHURCHILL GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY GN, 19.95 
DC SUPER STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION, 4.99 
DEAD DAY #1 CVR A CLARKE,  4.99 
EXORSISTERS #6 CVR A LAGACE & PANTAZIS, 3.99 
FAMILY TREE TP VOL 01,  9.99 
FIREFLY UNIFICATION WAR HC VOL 03,   19.99 
FLASH #753, 3.99 
FLASH #753 JUNGEUON YOON VAR ED,  3.99 
FLASH GIANT #4,  4.99  56
FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #2 (OF 5) CVR A STENBECK, 3.99 
FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #2 (OF 5) CVR B D ARMINI , 3.99 
GI JOE #6 INCV VIECELI,  6.99
GI JOE #6 CVR A EVENHUIS, 3.99 
GO GO POWER RANGERS #31 CVR,  3.99 
GODZILLA COMP RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 01 NEW ED, 29.99 
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3, 3.99 
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #3 (OF 12) SCOTT WILLIAMS, 3.99 
HARLEY QUINN #72,  3.99 
HARLEY QUINN #72 FRANK CHO VAR ED, 3.99 
HAWKMAN #23,  3.99 
HAWKMAN #23 GERARDO ZAFFINO VARIANT, 3.99 
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #6 (OF 6), 3.99 
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #20 , 3.99 
I AM LEONARDO DA VINCI YR HC,  15.99 
JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 OF 9, 5.99 
JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4 (OF 9) MIKE MAYHEW , 5.99 
JUSTICE LEAGUE #45, 3.99 
JUSTICE LEAGUE #45 DAN MORA VARIANT, 3.99 
KING OF NOWHERE #2 (OF 5), 3.99 
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12), 3.99 
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12) TULA  LOTAY VARIANT,  3.99 
LOW LOW WOODS #5 (OF 6) (MR) , 3.99 
MARAUDERS #10, 3.99 
MARVEL ACTION CAPTAIN MARVEL #5, 3.99 
METAL MEN #6 (OF 12), 3.99 
METAL MEN #6 (OF 12) GEORGE PEREZ VARIANT, 3.99 
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 11, 16.99 
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG, 3.99 
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #2 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO (MR), 3.99 
OUR FIGHTING FORCES GIANT #1, 4.99 
OUTER DARKNESS CHEW #2 (OF 3) CVR A CHAN (MR), 3.99 
POP COMIC MOMENT MARVEL SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM METALL,  36.99
POP SPECIALTY BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN VIN FIGURE, 11.99
RETROFAN MAGAZINE #9, 9.95 
RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS TP VOL 02,  19.99
ROGUE PLANET #1 CVR A MACDONALD,  3.99 
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1,  3.99 
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1 REMENAR VARIANT,  3.99 
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1 WITTER VAR,  29.99 
STARGIRL BY GEOFF JOHNS TP (RES),  34.99 
SUICIDE SQUAD #5, 3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #5 JEREMY ROBERTS VAR ,  3.99 
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 LEVIATHAN RISING , 17.99 
SUPERMAN HC VOL 03 THE TRUTH REVEALED,  24.99 
TEEN TITANS #41, 3.99 
TEEN TITANS #41 KHARY RANDOLPH VAR ED , 3.99 
TERRIFICS #27,  3.99 
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #7 CVR A PARILLO,  3.99 
VENOM #25,  5.99 
VENOM #25 BAGLEY VAR,  5.99 
VENOM #25 BLACK BLANK VAR,  5.99 
VENOM #25 CHECCHETTO VAR,  5.99
VENOM #25 RAPOZA VAR,  5.99     
VENOM #25 RON LIM VAR, 5.99
VENOM #25 STOKOE VAR, 14.99
VENOM #25 ZAFFINO VAR,   39.99
WONDER WOMAN GIANT #4,  4.99 
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) 3RD PTG,  4.99

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Return of New Comics!

At last! New Comics are here!
Here's the list for New Comics released for this week and available Thursday May 21 at Flying Colors!
Email coolstuff@flyingcolorscomics.com.
* Give us a list what you'd like to buy this week.
* If you'd like to add anything from our regular stock-- like graphic novels, bags & boards & boxes, please add those to your list.
* Be sure to include your phone number!
Please note: Some titles are in very limited quantity.
Going forward, if you'd like us to reserve particular titles, make sure to let us know by giving us your list!
And now, this week's new releases:


ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ HC, 49.99 

AMERICAN JESUS TP VOL 02 NEW MESSIAH, 9.99 

ANTI HERO TP, 9.99 

BANG #1 (OF 5) 3RD PTG, 3.99 

BATMAN #89 3RD PTG, 3.99 

BATMAN GIANT #4, 4.99 

BATMAN HC BOOK 12 CITY OF BANE PART ONE, 24.99 

BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH HC, 29.99 

BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 WHO ARE THE SECRET SIX, 24.99 

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III HC, 24.99 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #14 CVR A MAIN LOPEZ, 3.99 

CARTOONS MAGAZINE #26, 6.99 

DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6), 3.99 

DC FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL HC, 39.99 

DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3), 4.99

DEADLY CLASS #44, 3.99

DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 03, 24.99 

DEWDROP TP, 16.99 

DOCTOR WHO 13TH SEASON TWO #4, 3.99

DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6), 3.99 

DREAMING #20, 3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS INFERNAL TIDES #3, 3.99 

EC ARCHIVES IMPACT HC, 49.99 

EX MACHINA COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01, 59.99 

FAMOUS FIRST EDITION NEW FUN #1 HC, 19.99 

FIVE YEARS #9, 3.99 

FREEDOM FIGHTERS RISE OF A NATION TP, 24.99 

GARFIELD TP GARZILLA, 14.99

GHOSTED IN LA #10 (OF 12) CVR A KEENAN, 3.99 

GOTHAM HIGH TP, 16.99 

GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03, 39.99 

HELLFIGHTER QUIN #1, 3.99 

JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GHOSTS #2, 3.99 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #44, 3.99 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 03 THE WITCHING WAR, 16.99 

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20, 3.99 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA A CELEBRATION OF 60 YEAR, 29.99 

KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #5, 3.99 

LOIS LOWRY GIVER SC GN, 12.99 

LOST CARNIVAL A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL TP, 16.99 

LUDOCRATS #1, 3.99 

MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #10, 3.99 

MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #5, 3.99 

MY VIDEO GAME ATE MY HOMEWORK TP, 9.99 

NIGHTWING #70 2ND PTG, 3.99 

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #45, 3.99 

PLUNGE #3, 3.99 

RED AGENT ISLAND OF DR MOREAU #4, 3.99 

RED HOOD OUTLAW #45, 3.99 

RED SONJA #15, 3.99 

ROBIN THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC, 125.00 

SAVAGE DRAGON #248, 3.99 

SHAZAM THE WORLDS MIGHTIEST MORTAL HC VOL 02, 49.99 

SNOTGIRL TP VOL 03 IS THIS REAL LIFE, 15.99 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS #1, 3.99 

SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 03 LEVIATHAN HUNT, 24.99 

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN TP, 16.99 

SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY HC, 24.99 

SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10, 3.99 

TALES OF THE BATMAN STEVE ENGLEHART HC, 49.99 

TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP BOOK 03, 29.99 

WONDER WOMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK WITCHING HOUR TP, 16.99

YEAR ZERO #1 CVR A ANDREWS, 3.99 

YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 01 GEMWORLD, 17.99 Flying Colors is now available for Curbside Comic Service Wednesday through Saturday!
Thursday May 21, 11am-5pm
Friday May 22, 11am-4pm
Saturday May 23, 11am-4pm

You can also order now from our Shopify page:
http://bit.ly/3dPbOjM

(Please note: New Comics for May 21 are not available via Shopify. Please order those from the list above.)




Thursday, May 14, 2020

Back the Comeback!

Ain’t gonna lie.

This coronavirus era is the biggest challenge in Flying Colors 32 year history.

I understand and empathize with everyone going through this incredibly trying ordeal. "We're in this together" seems a bit trite when so many are dealing with the loss of loved ones or dealing with having he virus or being prevented from seeing elderly loved ones in quarantine.

A (hopefully) temporary small business setback seems trivial in comparison. However, there is real concern the comics business will change in dramatic ways as a result of the pandemic. Already we've seen the cancellations of big events like Free Comic Book Day and Comic-Con International-San Diego. At Flying Colors we're missing our FlyCo Faithful!! We love the buzz of New Comics on Wednesdays and the general laid-back fun we try to provide the community here. 


Flying Colors Comics will make it through this, even though we'll be in a more precarious position. Thankfully, we've always stayed away from being in debt! But there was simply no way to prepare for the loss of business we've experienced since the middle of March.

Today, a new initiative has been launched to try to keep local comics and games shops going. Look, there are many worthwhile causes to consider, so I'm not asking for your money here. But I would like you to share this new initiative aimed at helping local shops. 

It's called #BacktheComeback. It's headed up by Steve Geppi, the founder of Diamond Comic Distributors and the owner of Alliance Games Distribution.

So what can you do to help? 
* Check out the "Back the Comeback" website HERE
. The t-shirt I'm wearing in the photo is available from that site... and is a fundraiser for the campaign. There's also additional information including tools to help make your own social messages.

* Share messages of support about your favorite local comics shop (maybe Flying Colors?) and your favorite local games shop. Tag your social media posts with the store's name or social media handle and include the hashtag #BacktheComeback. 

* Follow Back the Comeback on Facebook.

* Tell your friends about the local comics and games shops you love!
* Post on review sites like Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. 

We are so looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming you in to our shop... into our Flying Colors community... again. We don't know when that will be yet, so thanks for your patience... and your Shopify and email orders until then!  

I've always said that Flying Colors is a business built on gratitude and that has never been clearer or meant more than it does during this challenging time.
Thank you!





Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Comics Conquer Shutdown Boredom!!




We've added some fun stuff to our Shopify page!
Comics are an awesome way to get past Coronavirus boredom! 

Check out these Specials... especially if you like surprises!

And the shutdown is a fine time to get your collection in order, so it's time to Bag 'em and Board 'em!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

No FCBD doesn't mean no comics!

You probably heard the new that coronavirus has temporarily postponed Free Comic Book Day!

It just wouldn't be the First Saturday in May without Comics, though, right?!

So Flying Colors will be offering our nearly world-famous Curbside Comic Service this Saturday 11AM-3PM on what would have been FCBD.

Place an order, then plan your essential errands for Saturday... and you can also swing by for your order.

Two ways to order!
Order via Shopify: http://bit.ly/3dPbOjM
Order via email: https://bit.ly/3eKEriy