Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Comics Every Wednesday @ Flying Colors Comics!

New Comics and Graphic Novels for
Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2022

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #86

AVENGERS #52

BEN REILLY SPIDER-MAN #1

DEATH DOCTOR STRANGE X-MEN BLACK KNIGHT #1

DEFENDERS #5 (OF 5)

DEVIL'S REIGN: VILLAINS FOR HIRE 1

DEVILS REIGN X-MEN #1 (OF 3)

ETERNALS #9

HULK #3

HULK 1 OTTLEY 2ND PRINTING

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #34

MOON KNIGHT #7

PHOENIX SONG ECHO #4 (OF 5)

SHE-HULK #1

SILK #1

SILVER SURFER REBIRTH #1 (OF 5)

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #18

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #13

STRANGE ACADEMY #15

VENOM #4

VENOM 1 HITCH 2ND PRINTING VARIANT

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE 1

 

DC COMICS

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING #5 (OF 6)

BATMAN THE KNIGHT #1 (OF 10)

BATMAN VS BIGBY A WOLF IN GOTHAM #5 (OF 6)

BLACK MANTA #5 (OF 6)

BLUE & GOLD #5 (OF 8)

CATWOMAN #39

DETECTIVE COMICS #1049

GREEN LANTERN #10

ICON & ROCKET SEASON ONE #5 (OF 6)

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #7 (OF 7)

LOONEY TUNES #264

NIGHTWING #88

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #4 (OF 6)

ROBINS #3 (OF 6)

SUICIDE SQUAD KING SHARK #5 (OF 6)

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #7 (OF 8)

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #7

WONDER WOMAN #783

WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #3 (OF 8)

More New Comics & Graphic Novels!

5 WORLDS GN VOL 05 EMERALD GATE

ALMOST AMERICAN #4                                      

ANGEL #1 (OF 8)

ANIMAL CASTLE #2

ARROWSMITH #1 (OF 6)

ASTERIX OMNIBUS PAPERCUTZ ED SC VOL 05

BOLERO #1 (OF 5) CVR A VECCHIO (MR)                   

BOUNTIFUL GARDEN #5                                     

CANTO III LIONHEARTED #5 (OF 6)

CHARLEY & HUMPHREY #1                                   

CHU TP VOL 02 (MR)                                     

CLOAKED #2 (OF 4)

COMPASS TP VOL 01                                      

CRIMSON CAGE #2 (OF 5) (MR)                             

CURSED PIRATE GIRL DEVILS CAVE #1

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MINDBREAKER #4 (OF 5)

EDGAR ALLEN POE`S SNIFTER OF DEATH #4 (OF 6)

GUILLEM MARCH LAURA #3 CVR A GUILLEM MARCH

HEATHENS #3                                             

HEAVY METAL #313

HEY KIDS COMICS TP VOL 02 PROPHETS & LOSS (MR)

HOME SICK PILOTS #11

HORIZON ZERO DAWN LIBERATION #4

JAMES BOND HIMEROS #4

KING SPAWN #6

KISS PHANTOM OBSESSION #5

LADY MECHANIKA MONSTER OF MINISTRY #2 (OF 4)

LOST IN SPACE ULT COLL GN

LOUD HOUSE LOVE OUT LOUD SPECIAL SC

MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY HC VOL 01 SPIDER-MAN

MAW #5 (OF 5)

MLP TRANSFORMERS MAGIC OF CYBERTRON TP

MY DATE WITH MONSTERS #3

OUT #4

 POWER RANGERS #15

 PRIMORDIAL #5 (OF 6)

RECORD RAGNAROK GN VOL 01

RED SONJA BLACK WHITE RED #6

REGARDING MATTER OF OSWALDS BODY #3 (OF 5) C

 RIGHTEOUS THIRST FOR VENGEANCE #4  

RUSH #3

SEARCH FOR HU #5

SEVEN SECRETS #13

SHADOWMAN (2020) #5

SHUDDER #3

SILVER COIN #8

STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #3 (OF 8)

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADV GALACTIC BAKE OFF

 SW HIGH REPUBLIC ADV GALACTIC BAKE OFF

TIME BEFORE TIME #9

TMNT ONGOING #125

TOILET BOUND HANAKO KUN GN VOL 12

TRANSFORMERS #39

USAGI YOJIMBO #25

WALKING DEAD DLX #31

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #10

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #116               



 

    

Saturday, December 18, 2021

New & FREE! Flying Colors 2022 Calendar/Poster is here!

Visit Flying Colors Comics to pick up your FREE 2022 exclusive poster/calendar!

Designed by cartoonist Jeff Bonivert (Captain Four Color's co-creator!), this is the 16th annual calendar we've done. We think you'll dig it.

And in case you aren't local to Concord and you still would like to get one (or two), Flying Colors 2022 poster/calendar is also available by mail order!

Simply place any order from Flying Colors Shopify page ... and we'll be sure to include the poster/calendar in your order!

Monday, November 22, 2021

SHOP CONCORD giftcards are back for Holiday Shopping!










FlyCo Faithful... start your holiday shopping engines!

SHOP CONCORD e-giftcards are available NOW.
Shop Local for the holidays! it's a great way to save at local businesses... like Flying Colors Comics!

Buy a $100 e-giftcard & get a FREE $50 e-giftcard!
Buy a $50 e-giftcard & get a FREE $25 e-giftcard!
Buy a $20 e-giftcard & get a FREE $10 e-giftcard!

Visit this site to get your SHOP CONCORD e-giftcards:
Do it soon... this is a limited offer courtesy of the City of Concord!
Shopping local makes good sense... and now it can save you real dollars!

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Flying Colors is 33 Years Old Today!

 How it was then... and how it is now!




Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff first opened on October 3, 1988...
33 years ago
!


Our first customer was a kind gentleman named Tony who bought a few packs of baseball cards. That opening day we did all of $63 in sales (truly a soft opening!). We made up a lot of things as we went, trying to invent little systems where there were none before, trying to make friends and win customers one at a time, one day at a time... hoping we could survive long enough to "make it."

And here we are... 12,052 days since October 3 1988!  
We've tried our best to make Flying Colors live up to our original mission to be "the one comic shop for the entire family." Little did I know that so many of you have become like family to us. That's a beautiful thing!

Heaping mounds of gratitude to my Libby who has been as integral to the success of Flying Colors as anyone, even though she prefers me to be the public face of Flying Colors. I was the comics geek, after all. 


Our three fantastic daughters, Michelle, Jenny and Cindy, have all worked in the shop over the years and helped spread the word about Flying Colors to their ever-expanding circle of friends. Big big hugs and thanks to these wonderful women!

 

And then there's our FlyCo Retailing Brigade (with thanks to cartoonist Jeff Bonivert for originally naming the group... plus designing and co-creating our Flying Colors' superhero mascot, Captain Four Color!

In order from 1988 to present, I wish to thank each and every one of our frankly fabulous FlyCo Retailing Brigadeers:

Anne, Mark, Teri, Tom, Steve, Scott, Scott, Sam, Doug, Gavin, Jason, Marleigha, Alan, Cara Mia, Quinn, Shaw, Matt, Ken, Colin, Chris M, Adrian, Jerry, Erin, Paul, Chris J, Maria, Jan, Robert, Mike A , Mike E, Adam, Melissa, Taylor, Brian H, Brian, Cindy, Adric, Jenny, Robert, Andrew, Ed, Marty, Jazmine, Leticia, Melissa, Susie, Aaron, Kenni, Casey, Anna, Eryn, Spencer, Dylan, Chad, Andrew, Aidan, Cyrus!

Finally, let's face the facts.
A business without customers just doesn't last. So I want to genuinely thank you all, past and present, who have trusted us with your business over all these years. You are all FlyCo Faithful... and I am FlyCoJoe, your grateful Local Comic Shop owner.

And I hope we'll be around for many more years of Slinging Comics to Concord, to Contra Costa County and to the Cosmos!

Bless you all, each and every one!  

Peace 'n' Comics!

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field

Friday, September 24, 2021

Captain Four Color invites you to...

Make your week a lot cooler with a visit to
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff!



Please follow Flying Colors and FlyCoJoe on social media:
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Flying Colors on Shopify!

Just a quick reminder:

Flying Colors Comics has a Shopify page featuring a limited number of our exclusive items.

As the holiday season gets closer, this could be an easy way to get and give Flying Colors gift cards, postcards, and exclusive FlyCo comics.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Thank you!

Huge thanks to everyone who made it out to Flying Colors for Free Comic Book Day!

We hope you found some new favorite comics you'll want more of in the weeks and months ahead!

Special thanks to the ever awesome FlyCo Retailing Brigade --- our current staff and staff alumni coming back to celebrate comics' biggest day with us!

In the photo here from left:
Jon, Aidan, Mike, Jenny, FlyCoJoe & Libby, Casey, Leticia, Cyrus, Dylan, Chad and Marty!


More big thanks to our FCBD Special Guests --- artists Brandon McKinney, John Hageman and Mel Smith!

More good times are always on the way at Flying Colors Comics!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event info!


We invite you to be here Saturday August 14 for the 20th Annual FREE Comic Book Day at Flying Colors!

Our Special Guests from 10 Ton Press are publisher Mel Smith (Rock n Roll Biographies), cartoonist John Hageman (Charley & Humphrey) and artist/animator Brandon McKinney (Red Dawn).

Our guests will be with us from at least 11AM - 2PM (who knows how much later?).

Along with our current staff, we'll be welcoming back some of our Flying Colors Retailing Brigade alumni to help make the day fun and run even more smoothly.

PLEASE READ!
Hopefully Helpful Hints for FCBD at Flying Colors

* HOT! Saturday August 14 the weather forecast is for temps into the high 90s. Please be prepared for that with sunscreen and water.

* KEEP IT MOVING! We'll do our best to keep the line moving as quickly as possible, but we also must limit how many people are in the shop at any given time. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep things moving.

* KEEP CLEAR! While in line, please keep the entrances and exits of other shops in Oak Grove Plaza clear and accessible.

* FOOD & BEVERAGES! Consider having lunch or a beverage at one of these Oak Grove Plaza spots: Ozora Sushi, Chipotle, Mona's Burgers & Shakes, Jimmy John's, Round Table Pizza, Peet's Coffee, Captain's Chest. (Please note: Flying Colors will not be serving any snacks or beverages)

* MASK UP! Remember to bring your mask! Masks are required inside Flying Colors. We may not have any spare masks, so please bring your own! You will not be allowed in the shop without a mask. (We hate being the Mask Police. *sigh*)

* LIMIT! Each attendee at Flying Colors on FCBD will be able to choose three different FCBD comics. In addition, you can get one copy of the 10 Ton Press FCBD special edition comic available ONLY at the guest table.

* ONE TIME ONLY! To give more people a chance to get their free comics more quickly, we kindly ask you to only go through the line once!

* VISIT YOUR LIBRARY! More free comics will be available at Contra Costa County Library events the week of August 16. For more info, visit this link.




Saturday, July 31, 2021

Special Guests at Flying Colors for Free Comic Book Day!

What: 20th Annual Free Comic Book Day!
When: Saturday August 14, 11AM-7PM
Where: Flying Colors Comics (of course!)

We're thrilled to welcome our Special Guests to Flying Colors for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday August 14!

Our special guests have long and varied careers in art, design, comics and animation... and all three are featured in the FCBD special edition comic "10 Tons of Fun" from 10 Ton Press!
 
Brandon McKinney's art can be seen in RED DAWN, featured in the FCBD 2021 special edition from 10 Ton Press.
In Brandon's 30+ year career, he has worked as a storyboard artist for television animation (Harley Quinn among many others), as a comic book artist (Journeyman, Godzilla, Jackie Chan, Elfquest) and children’s book illustrator. Brandon's resume includes work for Warner Bros., Hasbro Animation, Marvel Animation, Darby Pop Comics, Warp Graphics, Dark Horse Comics, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm, and a lot more!

 

Mel Smith is the mastermind behind the popular Rock and Roll Biography series from Acme Ink, plus other series including Dead Ahead, 7 Lives of Dr. Phibes, Death Race: Lords of the Road, Heavy Metal, Vincent Price Presents--- and the new series Becoming Frankenstein, featured in the 10 Ton Press FCBD 2021 special edition.

 

John Hageman is an artist and publisher for 10 Ton Press. He hails from the verdant and majestic hills of the East Bay, wandering California and spreading mirth through comic books. John is currently drawing the adventures of classic KTVU Fox 2 characters from the crazy mind of Pat McCormick--- Bay Area favorites Charley & Humphrey!

Get a taste of Charley & Humphrey in "10 Tons of Fun" the FCBD special edition comic.

These guests will be signing at Flying Colors on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday August 14 from 11AM until 2PM.